Marcus Furse and his Brentford teammates will not be kneeling before the matches. “We believe we can use our time and energy to promote equality in other ways,” the players wrote in a press release.
Since last summer, players around the world have been kneeling before matches as an act against racism. At Brentford, they did the same too, but they’ll finish it off this afternoon when they meet Barnsley.
Players made the decision together because they believed squatting was no longer having an effect.
“It is a decision taken after long discussions. We believe that we can use our time and energy to promote equality in other ways. As players, we will demonstrate our commitment on and off the field from now until the end of the season and even after that,” the players write in a press release.
Brentford players say they support players and clubs who choose to kneel before matches.
Brentford CEO John Farney also agrees with the players’ decision.
“Kneeling is just one way for our players to show their commitment. We support their desire to focus on other ways to show it. Our ambition is to be the most inclusive club in the country, and our players will play a big role in this journey,” he says.